UMass Game Recap 9/29/13

BU Opens the 2013-2014 Season with a 5-3 Win at Home against UMass Amherst – 9/29/13

By Sean McCarthy

Coming off of a losing season in 2012-13, the Terriers opened up their 3rd official season as a University-affiliated team with a 5-3 victory over the University of Massachusetts Amherst. BU lost twice  to UMass in the 2012-13 season (2-5 and 1-5), and were determined to open up the new year with a win at home.  The Terriers put forth an aggressive offensive effort that generated five goals, including one Power Play goal and one empty-net goal. Despite a relentless offensive effort and a whopping 16 Power Play attempts from UMass, the Terriers were able to hold the Minutemen to three goals, due in large part to an impressive performance by Senior goaltender Justin Lundy, who stopped 45 of the 48 shots he faced throughout the game. Several first-year players stepped up for BU in their Club Hockey debuts, including freshman Center Riley Marotta (1G), and freshman defensemen Jack Faso (1A), Noah Friedman and Ben Messick. The rest of BU’s offense came from the sophomore class, with Matt Weintrob, Taylor Parkinson, Dillon Schuyler and Mike Gates (PP) all scoring goals. Although there were no serious injuries in the season opener, the Terriers lost a valuable player and teammate in sophomore Erich Schwabe after he suffered a broken ankle in practice last week. His recovery time has been estimated at 6-12 months. The Terriers will face off against NECHA Patriot East division rival Northeastern University next Saturday, 10/5/13, at 8pm at Walter Brown Arena. The Huskies will be returning many players from last year’s squad, which made an appearance at the ACHA Division II National Championships. BU went 0-1-1 against the Huskies last season, and will be striving for a critical win within their division.

 

2013-2014 BU Club Ice Hockey Roster

Thanks to all who came out to tryouts this weekend, and congrats to the new guys who made the team! The roster for this season is as follows:

Bob Klein

Sean McCarthy

John Hyslip

Josh Lyons

Justin Lundy

Eric Raiche

Ryan Simpson

Ryan O’Lear

Matt Weintrob

Mike Gates

Zach Fornaciari

Taylor Parkinson

Andrew Reiter

Dan Sutterman

Dillon Schuyler

Nick Renzi

Jared Hynes

Matt Fineberg

Erich Schwabe

Matt Ruiz

Riley Marotta

Jordan Shippee

Ben Messick

Noah Friedman

Jack Faso

David Desario

Kazuya Yoshimuta

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW PLAYERS

All new players trying out must:

1.) Complete the online medical questionnaire (See below)

2.) Bring a completed Health History and Physical Examination Report signed by your physician (the form you filled out when coming to school with your immunization records on it)

3.) Bring a current insurance card

If you have any questions regarding this please email acleitch@bu.edu.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE ONLINE MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE:

  1. Follow this link to access the PatientConnect system: http://www.bu.edu/shs/patientconnect/index.shtml
  2. Click the GREEN arrow labeled “Log on to Patient | Connect”
  3. Agree to the Terms of Use; click “I agree to these terms of use.”
  4. Login using your BU login and Kerberos password
  5. On the home screen, click “Forms” in the left-hand navigation bar.
  6. Click the appropriate form name (you should only have access to one of the following):
    1. FRESHMEN/TRANSFERS: History Questionnaire – NEW Athletes
    2. RETURNERS: History Questionnaire – RETURNING Athletes
  7. Complete the form, making sure to answer all questions and give descriptions to “YES” answers
  8. Click “Submit Final” at the bottom.  (You may also click “Save Partial” to complete later).

MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION MESSAGE AFTER CLICKING SUBMIT.  If you do not, you must scroll through the questionnaire and complete any questions you might have skipped accidentally.  These will be highlighted in RED boxes.  You will lose all work if you close the browser window without receiving the completion confirmation.

 

2013-2014 BU Club Ice Hockey Tryouts

Tryouts for BU Club Ice Hockey will be held this weekend at Walter Brown Arena on September 14th from 11 AM-12 PM and September 15th from 10 AM-12 PM. Full equipment is required and you must bring a valid insurance card. Additionally, the cost to tryout is $70 to be paid in cash or checks made payable to “Boston University Club Ice Hockey Team.” Please arrive at least one hour early on the first day to allow time for registration and hear a few words from the captains.

Club Sports Expo- Monday, 9/2

Anyone who is interested in trying out for the team this season should stop by our table at the Club Sports Expo this Monday to meet some of the players and learn more about the team! It will take place from 12-3 PM on the sidewalk in front of FitRec (or inside on the 4 court gym in the case of rain).

2013-2014 Season

The Terriers were 4-15-1 overall last year, so we look to improve this season. Nearly half of last year’s team was comprised of rookies that slowly found their groove on the team throughout the season, which gives hope for a promising season this year. Although our record shows a struggling season, the Terriers posted big wins against Harvard, Westfield State, and UVM. All 3 wins came in the latter half of the season, showing an improving team and growing confidence among our rookies. We graduated 3 seniors last year; Nick Ennis, Nick Kontos, and Anthony Sardo; and also lost one of our rookie forwards, Torey Korsunsky. However, despite these losses, we have high hopes for this season. Andrew Reiter, who missed nearly all of last season with a shoulder injury, will return this season to aid the Terriers. In addition, we may have as many 8 seniors on the roster this year, allowing for a more experienced team. All other teams in our division (Patriot East) went to Regional Playoffs and 2 of those, Northeastern and UConn, went to D2 Nationals, so we have our hands full this season. With so much competition, the Terriers will be coming ready to play every single game.

Tryouts for the ’13-’14 BU club ice hockey team will be held on Saturday, September 14 11am-12pm and Sunday, September 15 10am-12pm. Both will be held at Walter Brown Arena at 285 Babcock Street in Boston, MA, in BU’s West Campus. The fee for tryouts will be roughly $60 and all players should bring full equipment.

Please contact Bob Klein (bklein16@gmail.com) or  Sean McCarthy (sjmcc@bu.edu) with any questions.

’12-’13 Fall Semester Update

The first semester saw a lot of struggle with some bright moments indicating good things to come for the Boston University Club Ice Hockey Team.  Our record was a mere 1-8-1, with no wins in league games. Our poor record was due, in part, to the relative inexperience of our roster and numerous injuries. The team added a total of 13 rookies, including 12 freshmen, to the roster in September, all of whom were expected to contribute immediately. There were growing pains as well as debilitating injuries. Our reigning defensive MVP, AJ Gates missed 7 games with a concussion, returning players Anthony Sardo and Sean McCarthy missed a handful of games with injuries, defensemen Andrew Reiter was forced to have shoulder surgery keeping him out for the remaining of the year, and defensemen Hunter Grosvenor missed time with a fractured wrist.

Despite all of the hardships there were bright spots for the Terriers. We tied long-time rival Northeastern University, who is currently ranked #2 in the country. We had a heartbreaking, but team building loss to league rival and 4th ranked UConn 2-1.  We notched our first victory (with many more to come 2nd semester) against UMass Lowell with a last second game-winning goal by senior captain Nick Ennis. The boys have been hitting the gym hard over break and are looking forward to improving our record with our eyes focused on the annual Club Hockey Beanpot the first and second Tuesdays in February.

We are also happy to announce the two newest players to the squad, Matt Fineberg and Eric Schwabe. Matt is a skilled forward who saw great success in prep school with Lawrence Academy. Eric Schwabe is an experienced D-man who will bring more skill, depth, and hard work to the defensive core of the team. When asked about Schwabe joining the team, Captain Nick Ennis claimed,  “his eagerness and love for the game is infectious.” The team developed a new level of chemistry during the first semester as players began to gain more confidence in one another. With the second half of the season ready to begin, the boys plan to make up for a difficult first semester and have a winning record during the second semester and bring the Club Beanpot back to BU!

Ryan O’Lear
BU School of Management 2016
rolear@bu.edu

’12-’13 Tryouts

We would like to congratulate the newest members of the BU club ice hockey team:

Red Team
18 Matt Weintrob
28 Mike Gates
15 Zach Fornaciari
25 Ryan O’Lear
1 Taylor Parkinson
24 Andrew Reiter
31 Jared Hynes
White Team
4 Torey Korsunsky
10 Dan Sutterman
6 Hunter Grosvenor
2 Dillon Schuyler
12 Nick Renzi
31 John Hyslip

 

Thank you to all who tried out. Feel free to email myself (Nick Ennis) or Nick Kontos with any questions.

 

2012-2013 Season

Tryouts for the 12-13 BU club ice hockey team will be on Saturday, September 22 at 8pm and Sunday, September 23 at 7pm. Both will be held at Walter Brown Arena at 285 Babcock Street in Boston, MA, in BU’s West Campus. The price for tryouts is tentatively set at $70.00. We encourage all players with experience on high school, Prep or junior teams to tryout. Bring full equipment, including a jersey and mouth guard. Each player is responsible for storing their equipment. We graduated 10 seniors last year so we will be looking to fill those spots (and more) with new guys.

This season will be the first year the team will play in the competitive Patriot East division of NECHA. The Patriot East consists of Boston College, Northeastern University, UConn, Endicott, and Bryant. We play between 18-22 games per season the majority of which are played in hockey east caliber rinks. Additionally, we participate in the Club Hockey Beanpot each year, which will be held at Harvard University this year. We practice at night between 2-3 times a week. Outside of hockey, my best friends at BU are on the team and we all have fun together on and off the ice. Definitely come check out our table at SPLASH to chat with myself and some of the returning guys. SPLASH will be held on Nickerson Field Sunday, September 2nd from 4:00-7:00.

Please contact myself (Nick Ennis) or Nick Kontos with any questions or concerns.

Nicholas J. Ennis
Boston University Class of 2013
BU Club Ice Hockey President
nennis@bu.edu
774-283-1118

Nicholas Kontos
BU School of Management 2013
BU Club Ice hockey VP
nkontos@bu.edu
857-222-5411